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by electron49
Thu Mar 22, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Security light motion sensors in parallel
Replies: 11
Views: 3664

Re: Security light motion sensors in parallel

Sorry - I thought attached diagram made that clear.

Thanks!
by electron49
Thu Mar 22, 2018 6:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Security light motion sensors in parallel
Replies: 11
Views: 3664

Re: Security light motion sensors in parallel

dyarker - "If AC to the detectors happens to come from different phases you'll at least pop a breaker." - Help me understand this - it is fed from the same phase - there are only two wires feeding both sensor - a neutral and a hot leg (120 v). I agree with your statement if the sensor were fed from ...
by electron49
Thu Mar 22, 2018 6:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Security light motion sensors in parallel
Replies: 11
Views: 3664

Re: Security light motion sensors in parallel

sghioto - "The motion from one detector will override the dim function on the other." - that is exactly what I want it to do. The scenario is that the light would be on dim until either sensor detected movement, then it would go to full brightness. I assume the output of the motion sensor is a triac...
by electron49
Wed Mar 21, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Security light motion sensors in parallel
Replies: 11
Views: 3664

Security light motion sensors in parallel

I want to use two motion sensors for security lights to control one light. The motion sensor I am wanting to use is a Defiant Model DF-5716 sold by Home Depot. This is a sensor that turns the lights on dim at dusk and goes to full bright when motion is detected. My question is, will connecting the r...